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Sunday 27 June 2021
The fourth Sunday after Trinity

This week:
Sunday 10.30 am:  Morning Worship

Sunday 27 June YouTube video

We pray for Peter Nunn and his pastoral group: John & Barbara Menmuir, Heather & Peter Smeaton & Chris and Faith Richards.       
We ask God's healing for Mollie Brumfitt, Alice Hill, Kate Lomas, the Marsden family, Stephen & Pamela Matthews, Barbara Newman, Anne Samuel, Joe Tyler, Marylyn Whelan & Dennis Yeadon.
Prayer requests can be submitted via email to the church office at

We have received a lovely card of thanks from Bryony & Ben Clarkson, who were married at TEC very recently.  They write,
"To all at Eldwick, especially Rev David, Sue & James, 
Thank you so much for accommodating our beautiful wedding May 28th.  
We're loving married life!"
Final Call for donations for Rev Ruth & Rev David's leaving present.  If you donate via bank transfer to TEC, please mark the transfer 'leaving present'.  Alternatively, send cheques, etc to Sharron Arnold.  
Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB), West Yorkshire District invite you to a Zoom meeting on July 7th at 10.00 am.  The speakers are Rev Jenny Ramsden, Faith2Faith worker and Shamim Akhtar, outreach worker at Touchstone Bradford. They will talk about their work in bringing people together through interfaith dialogue.  Also present, the first 4 Connexional MWiB presidents as the 10th anniversary is celebrated.  To obtain the link, email

A 'Be Thou My Vision' Airedale Circuit Re-visioning Update is available to view HERE.

The Yorkshire West Methodist District Summer 2021 Newsletter is available HERE
Covid Restrictions
In the light of the government announcement extending Covid restrictions, the trustees have decided to delay the easing of seating limits in Church until further notice.

  • the current pattern of two groups attending alternate weeks will continue
Hospitality Pillar Meeting now postponed.  
This meeting will be re-arranged for a date when restrictions allow.  Please note, the Eldwick Gala has now been re-scheduled for Saturday 14 August.  
Notice Sheet via Mailchimp
Sue will be away from the Church office from 24 June - 11 July.  Sharron Arnold is kindly providing cover with the notice sheet.  If you have any copy for Sunday 4 or 11 July , please send it directly to:   Many thanks!
We're reinstating the Prayer Tree shortly and invite you to put your prayer requests/petitions on the outreaching branches.  We plan to remove the requests and include them in intercessions at our service on September 5th.
Garden Groups: beginning to meet together as house groups
 For 15 months we have been unable to meet together as house groups for fellowship and to learn more about God.  Now, as lockdown eases, we can take advantage of the warmer summer weather and hold some informal Garden Groups.

What is a garden group?
  • A garden group consists of up to 6 people.
  • One member of the group volunteers to host the meeting.
  • We meet in the host’s garden: ideally the host will also have a conservatory or sitting room with French windows, so that in the event of rain or chilly weather we could sit there, with the doors open. (if you choose, the group can circulate round several homes).
  • Notes will be provided, following the passage used in church each Sunday, with a few questions for discussion.
  • One person (not necessarily the same person each week) undertakes to read out the questions – everyone else can then contribute ideas and thoughts. No one needs to know all the answers!!
  • The group will decide whether refreshments are served.
  • The group decides how often they will meet.
  • Garden Groups start at the beginning of July. If you can’t get to all of them, that’s fine.
In September we will hopefully be able to extend this into larger house groups in people’s houses for the winter!

SO: If you would like to join a group, please send your name(s) to Anne Brown and say:
  • If you are willing to host a group if necessary
  • If you are willing to coordinate a group (i.e. choosing a day/time, communicating with the other 5 members of your group)
Please be aware that we can only do this if we have enough potential hosts and coordinators!
Tel: 07904659846
The Eldwick Church is now registered with AmazonSmile.  If people use Amazon they can choose us as their selected charity on the AmazonSmile site and the Church gets a donation at no extra cost to the user.  On Prime Day which is 21 & 22 June, Amazon will double their donation rate for all Prime members who use AmazonSmile in the Amazon mobile app.
Resuming Communion services
We plan to resume our 9.15 Communion services on the first Sunday of the month, beginning on Sunday July 4th. 

This will be an informal communion service but will be conducted with reference to the guidelines of the Anglican and Methodist churches.  This will mean:
  • We will only take bread, in the form of wafers. The minister celebrating will take wine on behalf of the congregation.
  • The minister will sanitise their hands, then bring the wafers to the congregation: the congregation will not get up from their seats to go up to the front to take communion.
  • We will not be taking bookings for the first service: we feel that numbers can be managed. If it proves to be a problem (and Covid restrictions are not relaxed as predicted) we will review the procedure before the next month.
From September, if all goes well, we will also include one 10.30 Family Communion per month.
Eldwick Gala 
The Gala has been re-arranged for Saturday 14 August. 

We would like to offer the church premises as a café but need a bit of help.   The initial plan is to offer refreshments, cakes and scones on the lawn as well as in the church & the Link. 

Please can you have a think and sign up for a slot either helping in the kitchen, serving, washing up, taking money or baking a cake/ scones etc. A sign-up sheet is now available.  Alternatively, contact Susan Rishworth or Julie Smith. 
The Link Café is now operating indoors.  Opening times are 9.30 am - 12.00 noon on Tuesdays for drinks, home-made scones & cake and 10.00 am - 1.30 pm on Thursdays, which includes light lunches from 11.30 am.  
Friday Night Bible Takeaway continues at 7.00 pm each week.    
Link here: 
Zoom Friday Night Bible Takeaway
Meeting ID: 726 4581 5521
Passcode: yByxT7


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or telephone 01274 442015


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